Hot Guys in London: where are they all? They say that London is the place to come for the single lady (or lad); that London is filled with more sexy, hot guys than you could ever dream of needing. To a degree, this is true. The only trouble is, where to find sexy, hot guys in London? Which bars and clubs and restaurants do all the hot guys hang out in?
And so single ladies (and attached ladies), the girls of Fluid London have arduously searched London high and low for the hot spots where keen, young, strapping men hang out, just waiting for beautiful ladies to arrive and adore. So here it is, the Fluid London guide to the Top 10 Best Bars, Restaurants, Pubs and Clubs in London to find Hot Men. Good luck out there girls! Now go get 'em.
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Victoria / Bar / Cuisine: Bar
Greenwood next to Victoria station offers a value for money menu of delicious pizzas from the clay oven as well as small plates and sharing dishes for breakfast, lunch, pre/post theatre dining, dinner and weekend brunches, seven days a week. But that's not all! It has a high catchment of hunky men due to the sports bar screening live football. There's also an American 8-ball pool and ping pong table to flirt around. AND to prepare you for the day or night ahead, there's even a Blink Brow and Lashes Bar. They've thought of everything!
Dirty Bones Kensington
Kensington / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: American
The guy-to-girl ratio of this underground bar and Americana restaurant in Kensington is pleasingly favouring the ladies of London. The well-groomed but casual West London boys here like to dance to funk and soul, and partake in the odd energy-boosting cocktail. Plus, they're probably all moneyed so generosity should keep them interesting for a while longer.
The Cat and Mutton
Hackney / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Gastro
Ladies, do you prefer the hirsute gentleman, with the slightly curly hair, those deep set eyes, and tattoos from shoulder to fingertip? Then this old boozer on Broadway Market next to London Fields is the place you and your gal pals to hang out of an afternoon, especially if it's a Saturday when the market trade brings an array of east London hotties out of the woodwork. They're come for the beers, of which there are more than you can count on one two hands and two feet, but end up dancing until 1am when the DJ stops banging out the tunes. At which point, snare your chosen prey and get him to take you out clubbing somewhere local.
Boisdale of Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Scottish
Canary Wharf - a great place for husband fishing. Wine-drinking, girly twosomes can be seen at the bar, surveying the restaurant, which is full of eligible, minted, and frankly quite good looking, bachelors. A decent male:female ratio of at least 3:1 as well.
Soho / Bar / Restaurant / Club / Cuisine: International
Soho - This cocktail bar off Carnaby Street is a great place to meet all sorts of guys. Parties and gatherings of large groups are commonplace so prepare for anything and everything. Unassuming from the outside, it's hard to believe there are three levels, each with its own bar. Friendly guys offered me drinks in a blink of an eye, and I was chased around the dance floor all night. The deep red walls successfully aid the sexy feeling.
The Lido Cafe
Brixton / Restaurant / Cuisine: European
Brockwell Park - On a dreary, hungover Sunday afternoon my friend and I decided we should stop moping around and take a walk to clear our heads. We visited Brockwell Park and while there tried out the Lido Cafe, which was the best decision ever. It turns out it's a hub of hot, classy men; from yummy daddies drinking coffee to groups of friends chatting over wine. We were amazed at our find, especially as it's such a relaxing and intimate venue. We now like to frequent the place as often as possible, but always ensuring we're in our Sunday best, not our hungover worst. (Laura Collins)
Notting Hill Arts Club
Notting Hill / Bar /
Notting Hill - Fancy yourself as a bit of an indie chick? Or, to be more precise, fancy a hit of hot indie boys? Head to the Notting Hill Arts Club in west London then. Tucked away in a basement on Notting Hill Gate, the Arts Club hosts a variety of nights the week round, and each one attracts a healthy range of hot guys. Rock music rock your world? Head to Death2Disco on a Wednesday. More of a dubstep diva? yOyO on a Thursday will get your feet moving. Whatever the night, nip to the funky circular bar and then get hit the dancefloor; your best moves might just inspire some from the object of your affections. (Imogen Rowland)
Bourne & Hollingsworth
Fitzrovia / Bar / Club /
Fitzrovia - What I imagine happened at Bourne & Hollingsworth is this: initially, women flocked there for the cocktails in teacups, floral wallpaper and vintage gramophones. Then the men, quick as ever, caught on to the fact that a number of stylish ladies were hiding away in this cute basement bar, and swiftly followed suit. Nowadays the place is awash well-dressed media-types, half-dancing to the DJ's retro sets, and looking as manly as possible whilst holding a drink in a jam jar. Bourne & Hollingsworth is certainly eccentric, but charmingly so, and filled with men to match. (Leah Harper)
Shoreditch / Bar / Club /
Shoreditch - It is my belief that this east London club (XOYO) is actually just an acronym. XY referring to the male chromosome make-up and OO being an abbreviated version of oh-oh so hot. The guys in this Victorian loft-style arts and new music space are hotter than a summers day in the Iranian desert; so hot, in fact, that you'll think they're a mirage. They're not. Rehydrate girls and drink them up, drink them up.
The Cut Bar & Restaurant
Waterloo / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Eclectic
Waterloo - There's something truly delicious about a man with a nice jumper, a beard and a well thumbed copy of Proust, right? Yes, some girls might want to head to Leicester square for your typical shirt-wearing body-building hunk, but for those whose palate is geared towards a more refined taste I suggest grabbing your moleskin notebook and fountain pen and sipping a glass of red wine in The Cut at The Young Vic. The food's good, the drink's good, there are candles and red walls and plenty of attractive literary types lounging round just waiting for a muse. (Anna Robin)
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